CEND Annual Symposium

Symposium Registration

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Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health research, product development, and advocacy communities. The symposium features a dynamic list of invited speakers from around the world, including scientists from developing countries. Each March the event attracts over 400 registrants. Participants include academic researchers from UC Berkeley, UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis as well as representatives from local biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and global health nonprofits.


”Deconstructing TB: Insights from Fundamental Research”
Friday March 31st, 2017 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (reception and poster session to follow)
UC Berkeley, Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium, Room 245

Symposium Agenda

8:00 AM Registration Check-In

9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10 AM Megan Murray , Harvard University— "Nutrional Risk Factors for TB Progression: Results of a Longitudinal Cohort Study"

10:00 AM Gilla Kaplan , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation— "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation TB strategy discovery and development of new tools impacting TB epidemic"

10:50 AM --------Coffee Break--------

11:05 AM Clifton E. Barry III , National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases— "'Radiohistochemistry': Understanding TB lesion pathology and its response to chemotherapy"

11:55 AM Bavesh Kana , University of the Witwatersrand— "Can peptidoglycan remodeling reveal novel drug targets and probe for phenotypic complexity in sputum-derived mycobacteria?"

12:45 PM --------Lunch--------

1:45 PM Nevan Krogan , University of California, San Francisco— "From systems to structure: Bridging networks and mechanism"

2:35 PM Oren Rosenberg , University of California, San Francisco— "Structural and functional studies of the Type VII secretion system"

3:25 PM --------Coffee Break--------

3:40 PM Panel Discussion

4:30 PM Eric Rubin , Harvard University— "One of these things is not like the other one: phenotypic heterogeneity in mycobacteria"

5:20 PM Reception & Poster Session


Getting to UC Berkeley: Public transit | Driving

Downtown Bekeley BART: Li Ka Shing Center is 5-10 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART.

Public Parking garages:

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Street parking: Metered and two-hour street parking are available around campus, but it can be hard to find a spot. More information.

The 8th Annual CEND Symposium took place on Friday, March 25, 2016.

"Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer and Infectious Diseases”

For a story about the 8th Annual Symposium, please follow this link.


If you're interested in being a volunteer for this event, please email Anny at

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